What is Employee Engagement?

The term ’employee engagement’ has been a buzz word for quite a few years now – but what exactly is it and why does it matter to you? The first thing to know is that the main company leading the way in terms of statistics on the subject is a company called Gallup. They have […]

Engaging Workforce Safety

  I’m often asked what all the fuss is about employee engagement. A lot of people think its a ‘nice to have’, but it can be a matter of life and death. I’m not trying to make this article dramatic, I’m just passionate about everyone in construction going home to their families safe at the […]

Shedding A Thick Skin…..

A small piece of advice I was given before leaving university and starting my career as a civil engineer was that if I was going to be successful in the construction industry, I would need to ‘develop a thick skin’. It seemed strange at the time as I was around 21 years old and the […]

What Can The Construction Industry Learn From Silicon Valley….

Silicon Valley, in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California, is home to many start-up and global technology companies. Apple, Facebook and Google are among the most prominent. Silicon Valley accounts for one-third of all of venture capital investment in the United States which gives you some idea of how accustomed this ‘area’ is […]

Should We Be Treating Construction Workers Similar To Athletes?

Construction is considered as one of the most ‘labour’ intensive industries in the world. You only have to look at the statistics from the UK Health and Safety Executive that construction workers are more at risk of suffering from work related musculoskeletel disorders/injuries (bad backs, muscle sprains etc…) due to the physical nature of the […]